If only I'd warned...

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Les Bean » Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:10 pm

For goodness sake stop moaning about a small inconvenience of the lack of UK items, instead revel in all the wonderful benefits of being out of the EU. Here's a list :

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgward » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:47 pm

It’s not serious…. Lidle run out of most beers in my local… also empty shelves all over…. You can see the deterioration by the week…

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by glowred » Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:41 am

Lidl in Cyprus didn’t have any tinned chopped tomatoes for months, they come from Italy so not every shortage is caused by brexit. COVID has disrupted the worldwide supply chain and according to a report in the daily mail last week there is a 400,000 shortage of HGV drivers throughout the EU. It’s been well documented that there is also a shortage of shipping containers causing massive hikes in prices being charged for transport.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by The Aquila » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:39 am

That’s doesn’t count Neil….Brexit is to blame for everything 😉

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:23 pm

I don't think anyone has said Brexit is to blame for everthing but neither is the pandemic.
Also everyone is aware of container shortages and HGV drivers which is nothing new but it does appear that the UK is faring worse than most.
Yes I do expect the odd item not to be available from Lidl but a whole range of products is a different ball game.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Dominic » Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:39 am

You could place the word BREXIT with NON in that first picture and it would be equally valid. More so, if they kept going on about it afterwards as if they were clever rather than part of the bloody problem.
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgym » Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:59 am

Deaf man with a megaphone at it again. Funniest thing I’ve read in ages, and so true!🤣🤣

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Les Bean » Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:18 am

Seems a bit of a diversary tactic to keep having a pop at hic for not voting when many share his frustration and opinions but were not eligible to vote, maybe there are also some with a similar outlook who did vote

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgym » Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:02 pm

Diversionary tactic? :lol:

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:31 pm

You didn't vote either Jimgym but it doesn't stop you having your say

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Les Bean » Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:41 pm

Jimgym wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:02 pm
Diversionary tactic? :lol:
My bad. Next I'll be putting erroneous apostrophes on every word that ends in s, and mixing up bored, board, there, their etc😭

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgym » Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:48 pm

Jim B wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:31 pm
You didn't vote either Jimgym but it doesn't stop you having your say
I didn't, and as such I don't keep whingeing on about the result. I accepted the result of those who did bother to vote so would consider myself an absolute hypocrite if having not bothered to get off my arse and vote I then constantly whine about the result. I'm not sure you can see that point as it doesn't fit your narrative.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgym » Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:12 pm

Les Bean wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:41 pm
Jimgym wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:02 pm
Diversionary tactic? :lol:
My bad. Next I'll be putting erroneous apostrophes on every word that ends in s, and mixing up bored, board, there, their etc😭
Oh I wasn't critiquing your spelling, I was laughing at your idea. But thanks for jumping to the wrong conclusion about me. :roll:

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Dominic » Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:30 pm

Les Bean wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:18 am
Seems a bit of a diversary tactic to keep having a pop at hic for not voting when many share his frustration and opinions but were not eligible to vote, maybe there are also some with a similar outlook who did vote
A diversionary tactic from what?

Had HiC not been allowed to vote, then I could understand his frustration. But in fact, he had the opportunity to, and he couldn't be arsed.

I voted remain. Had more people like HiC bothered to vote then this wouldn't be an issue now. I shall keep having a pop at him for not voting just as long as he keeps going on and on about the outcome he did absolutely nothing to help prevent.

And if Jim didn't vote, so what? He isn't going on and on and on about what a bad result it was.

If you don't vote, that's your business. But if you then go on and on about the vote not going the way you wanted it, that's just banal.
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Les Bean » Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:28 pm

I understand where you're coming from re not voting, however hic does raise valid points (imo anyway), the addressing of which is avoided by focusing only on his failure to vote

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by galexinda » Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:42 pm

HIC - Rather than 'heads in the sand' more relevant perhaps in Cyprus is ''head in a pint'' as has been quoted a few times on FB.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:07 pm

Jimgym wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:48 pm
Jim B wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:31 pm
You didn't vote either Jimgym but it doesn't stop you having your say
I didn't, and as such I don't keep whingeing on about the result. I accepted the result of those who did bother to vote so would consider myself an absolute hypocrite if having not bothered to get off my arse and vote I then constantly whine about the result. I'm not sure you can see that point as it doesn't fit your narrative.
You don't criticise the result and keep on whinging because the result suited your position but you do criticise those who disagree with the result which is exactly the same thing HIC is doing.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Dominic » Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:52 pm

Les Bean wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:28 pm
I understand where you're coming from re not voting, however hic does raise valid points (imo anyway), the addressing of which is avoided by focusing only on his failure to vote
He doesn't raise valid points though. He just crows and tries to insult people.

Now don't get me wrong, there are many questions about Brexit that need to be answered, but lets face it, we aren't going to get the answers here. And to every point he raises, the answer is still the same: well, perhaps if you and people like you had bothered to vote, then it wouldn't have happened.

I voted remain. I was deeply disappointed that Britain voted to leave. But to hear about the issues caused from some no-it-all who couldn't be arsed to vote is just bloody annoying.
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:56 pm

Dominic wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:52 pm
Les Bean wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:28 pm
I understand where you're coming from re not voting, however hic does raise valid points (imo anyway), the addressing of which is avoided by focusing only on his failure to vote
He doesn't raise valid points though. He just crows and tries to insult people.

Now don't get me wrong, there are many questions about Brexit that need to be answered, but lets face it, we aren't going to get the answers here. And to every point he raises, the answer is still the same: well, perhaps if you and people like you had bothered to vote, then it wouldn't have happened.

I voted remain. I was deeply disappointed that Britain voted to leave. But to hear about the issues caused from some no-it-all who couldn't be arsed to vote is just bloody annoying.
Ì, like Les think HIC raises some valid points and let's be honest the insults aren't just one way. In fact one of the comments above could be looked on as libelous but unlike some Lloyd takes it in good heart.
You are quite right in that we aren't going to get the answers here but just keeping quiet about what is happening is to become complicit.

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